Welcome to a brand-new ConcreteConstruction.net. Here at Concrete Construction, we’ve spent the past few months working on building you this updated, comprehensive resource.
Once here, you’ll find an easier-to-navigate homepage. We’ve highlighted popular areas of the site, interactive features, and more on a single page for your convenience. View the most recent magazine features, our collection of web exclusive articles, special magazine programs, social media links, the CC Blog Network, and the latest issue.
You’ll also notice a special World of Concrete section on the site, showcasing show details, event updates, news releases, and products from the show. Check this area before, during, and after the show for continuous updates.
Upgraded navigation and specialized content areas
The new navigation bar delivers targeted information divided up by nine categories. The News section features most recent news, as well as updates from industry associations. A category we didn’t feature previously, Products now finds a home online, and is divided up into seven topical areas, including content from sister publication Concrete Construction Products (CCP). Interested in jobsite-related features, columns, and case studies? Look to On the Job for problem-solving content. The Decorative and Concrete Surfaces areas cover numerous subtopics to deliver you specialized information. The Business and Industry tabs highlight helpful articles that inspire you to get the job done. In the Awards section, you’ll find a showcase of award winners, honorees, and more. Finally, we’ve introduced Education opportunities to help you continue to grow.
Above the search bar, we’ve pulled out a number of frequented areas. Under Magazine, find the most recent issue, plus more than 50 years worth of CC archives. In addition, you’ll find archives of sister publications CCP, Concrete Surfaces, and Residential Concrete. Subscribe to either CC or CCP, or signup for our trimonthly Newsletter. Finally, we’ve made it easier for you to Contact us with questions, comments, and feedback.
As supplementary offerings, Google now hosts the CC Events calendar in a more readable format. The Associations directory is even easier to navigate and features more information about these industry resources. Find both of these areas under the News tab. Additional Services, found below the navigation bar, include RS Cards, for readers interested in product-specific information from manufacturers; a digital copy of the latest annual Buyer’s Guide; and the invaluable WOC Bookstore, which features more than 600 industry-related titles.
Find what you’re looking for
We’ve spent a lot of time enhancing the readability of articles on ConcreteConstruction.net. CC articles now are easier to read; feature more slideshows, sidebars, and videos embedded on each page; and comment capability. Want to add your two cents on a topic? All readers are encouraged to post their thoughts at the end of any article.
Within each article, you’ll notice a number of links, including the publication, issue, year, and byline. Clicking any of these will take you to related search results giving you more information. At the end of each article, you’ll notice Related Articles and Related Topics, which are included to take you deeper into the subject matter.
Searching for a particular feature? Past articles can be found either by the issue under the Magazine section or through the new refined article search. Simply type the article title in the search box above the navigation bar to yield results. Keywords, author names, and column titles also work.
Finding it difficult to keep up with all of the new information available on ConcreteConstruction.net? The RSS icons you see throughout the site allow you to be updated easily on your favorite topics. Just click on the icon and choose between a number of RSS readers available, including the popular Google Reader. Learn more about RSS and browse our list of popular feeds.
Interact with the editors
With the launch of our redesigned website, CC also is debuting Concrete Thoughts, a brand new blog from senior editor Joe Nasvik, who will deliver stories, ideas, and commentary covering a wide range of concrete construction topics. The Beyond CC blog has been renamed Editor’s Perspective, where editor in chief Tim Gregorski will continue to post his take on the industry. Highlighting different critical slab-on-grade subjects, Allen Face’s Slabs on Grade Online continues to complement the author’s print column. These three experts will bring you industry views and perspectives on a regular basis. Make sure to read and comment on these posts.
In addition to our Blog Network, CC can be found on a number of social media sites. Offering you ways to network with CC editors, industry experts, and your peers, you can gain access to our LinkedIn group and CC Facebook page by clicking the buttons found on the homepage. Meanwhile, CC continues to deliver specialized content through its two Twitter accounts: Follow @ConcreteConst for industry-specific updates or the new @CCProducts for product updates and manufacturer announcements.
We hope you like the new site and find it a resource you visit often. As always, drop any of the editors a note to offer your feedback.